Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
Transgender students continue to face an uneven legal landscape. Meanwhile, a federal lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case seeks to remove the academy’s superintendent from overseeing the investigation, and the U.S. Army now has a woman as its top lawyer.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss how sex education in some states has improved, and the right wing’s response to those changes. In another segment, I chat with Stephanie Zvan, associate president of Minnesota Atheists, about the fight to end sexual harassment in the atheist/skeptic movement.
The fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision in Baby Veronica continues. Meanwhile, in Montana, justice seems a long way off.
The fight over an Aurora, Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic inches toward final resolution.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed a law requiring all schools in the state that teach sex education to include accurate information about birth control and STDs. This is quite a change from the current state law, which emphasizes abstinence, still, many are saying that schools—even those who use abstinence-only curricula—will not have to change much.
A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.
When a federal judge ruled earlier this month that Elgin, Illinois, is permanently blocked from enforcing a provision of its zoning regulations that had blocked an anti-abortion “ultrasound bus,” he did more than just open the possibility of more crisis pregnancy centers on wheels to pop up.
This week, some anti-choice efforts hit roadblocks, while pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.